Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Take care, Christian chief warns PM

David Cameron wanted Christian churches to do their bit as part of his Big Society, but when it comes to issues that Christians stand for and petition for, Christians are seemingly ignored.

Peter Kerridge, chief executive of Premier Christian Radio, has written to the Prime Minister pointing out that politicians would do well to heed the views of Christians, "who are, quite clearly, more faithful to their beliefs than the dwindling numbers of party members."

Attendance at the three main party conferences had been "embarrassingly low" this year, a reflection of the declining membership of the three main parties from a total of around 1.4 million in 1991 to less than half a million in 2012.

"Perhaps politicians of all parties should reflect on these depressing figures when they consider their positions on the rights of Christians in the UK.

"Some 3.8 million Christians attend church on a regular basis - that's nearly ten times the number of card carrying party members."

Mr Kerridge said the Christian vote could become a deciding factor in the next election. "Christians will not leave their faith at home when they cast their votes at the ballot box," he said.

Very much to the point, would you think?